SLF Dashboard Anniversary

As we approach the one year anniversary of the official launch of the SLF Transparency Dashboard™, we are reflecting on the achievements and work that has taken place.  The idea of the Transparency Dashboard™ was conceived during the first SLF concept conversations that took place in May 2020 and by January 2021 we had published […]

SLTC Conference April 2022

Saturday 23rd April saw the 124th Annual International Conference of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists.  This year’s conference saw the first in-person attendance since 2019 together with a continued ability to attend through remote connection which allowed many of our international colleagues and those isolating with Covid-19 to still join us.  The conference […]

Earth Day 2022

The theme for this years Earth Day is, “Invest in Our Planet.” Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.  The Earth Day 2022 theme is focused on […]

Welcome to our new Technical Director!

Following SLF’s growth and engagement over the last 18 months, the Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Technical Director, Katie Kutskill MSc, effective from 4th April 2022. Katie joins us from Pangea (formerly GST Autoleather) where she was the Global Executive Director for Product Development and Sustainability Officer. SLF have been […]

Mulberry Launches Low Carbon Collection


Displaying another great example of the strength of partnership, one of our Founding Partners, Mulberry, is proud to announce the launch of their new collection of bags created using the low carbon leather and crafted in the brand’s carbon neutral Somerset factories. Produced in partnership with Muirhead, part of the Scottish Leather Group, the limited-edition […]

World Quality Week

This week is World Quality Week and this year’s theme is: “Sustainability: improving our products, people and planet” which is very apt for our Foundation. Our directors are proud Practitioners of the CQI | The Chartered Quality Institute and in advance of World Quality Day on Thursday 11th November 2021, we would like to invite […]

Material Exchange Sustainability Playbook

Last week, Material Exchange hosted a launch event webinar to talk about their online sourcing platform and how material sourcing is evolving toward become a more sustainable, efficient process. SLF are delighted to be a spotlight partner under the better leather category which contains a dozen key search categories. The Better Leather sustainability search term […]

COP26 Leather Industry Manifesto Released

International Leather Industry Calls on COP26 to Reduce Reliance on Fossil-Fuels, Prioritise Natural Materials UK, 28 October, 2021 – The Sustainable Leather Foundation, along with 30 other international leather industry organizations, today called on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to prioritise natural materials as a means of directly mitigating climate impact. The […]

Welcome Sicontact Company!

Sicontact Company are the first Moroccan tannery to join a multi-stakeholder initiative and we are delighted to welcome them as a Compliance Partner of the Foundation